This week in CEP 811, we learned about UDL, or the Universal Design for Learning. As a part of this, I had to reevaluate the lesson I created during week one to see how accessible it is for all learners. It was interesting to look at my lesson plan from a different perspective. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were only a few barriers that I need to remedy. I think I did well with providing multiple means of expression and action. The students are given several choices, ranging from their topic of research to the method of presenting the information they discovery. While reviewing the lesson, I felt that I needed to rethink how I can help the students set goals and self-reflect. I ended up adding an anticipation guide before starting research, as well as a survey for the students to complete after their project is complete. The students will also set a goal for themselves before starting and will reflect on how well they met their goal at the end of the project.
Updated Lesson Plan (Includes updates to address barriers from UDL Checklist)
Application of UDL – Interesting what can happen to a lesson when the UDL concepts are applied. Good job with the changes you have made to your lesson plan. Your lesson plan has a great deal more depth and will certainly be an asset to you and the teachers who find it on Merlot. Nice!!!
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